"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
This one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet is a wearable reminder that our darkest times often bring us to peace, beauty, truth and revelation.
The piece is entirely hand formed, etched and finished. The outside of the cuff is hand etched with the an organic pattern of circles concentrated at the center and disappearing toward the ends. The secret inscription inside the cuff is etched by hand with the quote, "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." The piece is patinated to add an aged, warm glow that allows the "stars" to shine. The shape of the bracelet has subtle flaring out around the edges, which are polished for added shine.
This cuff is one inch wide and sized for an average woman's wrist. It is easily adjustable for a tighter or looser fit.
Watch a short, behind the scenes video that shows how I create these bracelets from sheet metal.
"My friend is battling breast cancer. Thankfully, her prognosis is very good but I wanted to have something special made for her to keep her spirits up during chemotherapy. I asked Teresa if she would make her a bronze cuff with a message of encouragement on the inside. We discussed a few options, then Teresa got right to work as she knew I wanted to give it to my friend during her next treatment. She finished it quickly and just before shipping, she asked me if she could add two shiny thin bracelets to give it a little extra sparkle. It was just the perfect finishing touch! The three-piece set is exquisite and superbly crafted. I couldn't have been more thrilled with my purchase and my friend is still very touched. It looks beautiful against her olive skin and is a constant reminder to stay strong. Thank you so much, Teresa!"
Bronze Encouragement Cuff